Ubydul Haque is an assistant professor of global health at Rutgers Global Health Institute with a joint appointment as an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the School of Public Health. He is a geospatial epidemiologist who designs data- and technology-driven solutions for confronting global public health problems.
Haque investigates factors related to physical space and time that can affect human health. His research has focused on infectious diseases, climate change, conflict and war, and natural disasters. Using data from his original research and existing large datasets that are available via public and private sector sources, Haque creates mathematical algorithms and forecasting models for infectious disease outbreaks and climate-related hazards that can be applied in public health. He also uses socioeconomic data, such as information about income, education, and employment, to incorporate factors that influence health. Through this research, Haque supports the development of targeted interventions that can be applied in resource-efficient ways in vulnerable communities throughout the world. He is conducting studies in Brazil, Colombia, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Haque holds a Ph.D. degree in climate change and health from Nagasaki University in Japan and was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University. He also received a master’s degree in geoinformatics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and a bachelor’s degree in urban and rural planning from Khulna University in Bangladesh.
Special feature: Geospatial Epidemiologist Is Joining Rutgers Global Health Institute — Ubydul Haque conducts data-based research for predicting locations of infectious disease outbreaks and examining climate-related health hazards. He will be an assistant professor of global health with a joint appointment at Rutgers School of Public Health.
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